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Warm Cookie Buzz– Chocolate Chip Cookies

C is for cookie and that's usu­ally good enough for me to sati­ate my severe sweet tooth. In other words, I love a good cookie. Actu­ally, I'll even eat bad cook­ies. So when Esme requested that we bake some­thing together, I couldn't resist her idea of choco­late chip cook­ies and nei­ther could Ceri. I've never known Scar­lett to turn down a cookie (or any sug­ary con­fec­tion for that mat­ter), so I knew she'd be on-board. Ceri and I just agreed that we should try to make them as healthy as possible.

I found a great recipe and we altered it slightly to meet our "healthy" needs. Now we just needed the girls to coop­er­ate. Could we tear them away from the toys?

I Heart Choco­late Chip Cookies

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup of oat flour
1/4 cup of flax meal
2 tea­spoons bak­ing pow­der
1/2 tea­spoon salt
1/2 cup unsweet­ened shred­ded coconut
1/4 tea­spoon cin­na­mon
1/4 tea­spoon nut­meg
1/2 cup but­ter, soft­ened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup choco­late chips
1/4 cup of non­fat milk


Prea­heat the oven to 350 degrees

I'm not sure if it was the day or the fact that they're get­ting the hang of this cook­ing together deal, but Esme and Scar­lett really worked as a team blend­ing all the dry ingre­di­ents together. While one emp­tied the mea­sured bowls of flours, flax, salt, bak­ing pow­der, coconut, cin­na­mon and nut­meg the other stirred. It was like watch­ing the sym­bi­otic dance of Fred Astaire and Gin­ger Rogers, but not.

But then it fell apart. The spell was bro­ken and they went their sep­a­rate ways to trash my house.

The promise of a small bowl full of choco­late chips for each to eat lured them back, and we were able to cream the but­ter and sugar together.

After, Esme added the egg and Scar­lett threw the milk in (lit­er­ally). They slowly com­bined the dry ingre­di­ents with the creamed mix, but when it became too tough to stir (coin­ci­den­tally the last choco­late chip had been snatched from each bowl) the girls returned to their respec­tive dis­trac­tions. (Esme: hop­ping on Scarlett's bouncy dinosaur. Scar­lett: tor­tur­ing poor Julian with oppres­sive hugs.)

Luck­ily we'd had the lit­tle ladies grease the cookie sheets ear­lier, so we were able to get them to quickly return to the cook­ing sta­tion (my flour show­ered island) to flat­ten spoon­fuls of dough out onto each sheet. We popped them into the oven for around 6 to 8 min­utes.

These weren't your soft, gooey choco­late chip cook­ies. They were more like cake, with a slightly grainy tex­ture. We loved them and the girls packed away two each before lunch. Scar­lett said they tasted like "pumpkin"–a likely com­par­i­sion due to the use of cin­na­mon and nut­meg. Either way, they were warm cook­ies dense with choco­late chips, and that was good enough for me.



  1. I Heart Beauty says:

    These look so, so, so good!

    Do you guys have the Baby­cakes book? I'll bring it over. Good vegan choco­late chip cookie recipe in there with coconut oil.

  2. Ceri says:

    Thanks, Kather­ine! I'd love to check that out!

  3. Lesa says:

    We finally bought that book. Looks amazing!

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